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Twilight (book)

1233 Ratings: 0.1
The first book in the "Twilight Saga" by Stephenie Meyer.

Twilight is the debut, young-adult vampire-romance novel by author Stephenie Meyer. Twilight was initially rejected by 14 agents, but became an instant bestseller when published originally in hardback in 2005, debuting at #5 on the New York Times Best … see full wiki

Author: Stephenie Meyer
Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Paranormal Romance, Fantasy, Vampires
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Date Published: October 5, 2005
188 reviews about Twilight (book)
review by . December 08, 2008
My daughters will be disappointed that I rate this book four stars rather than five because they believe this is the greatest book ever published. It's definitely a great story and, like the Harry Potter series, it has stimulated young readers and given them a newfound love of reading. The best part about this book is not the bland, bare bones writing style, it's the storytelling. High praise for creativity and for getting readers to turn pages at speeds as fast as Edward, the swift-footed vampire. …
review by . December 24, 2008
At seventeen, Bella is undergoing several changes in her life.  She is leaving her newly remarried mother behind to travel with her baseball playing husband. She is leaving sunny Phoenix, Arizona to move in with her father in gray and rainy Forks, Washington.  Bella is doing what's best for her mother, all the while planning on being miserable in a town and climate she despises.   But changes like geography and living arrangements seem small and insignificant when she meets Edward …
review by . January 04, 2009
With all the hype about this series, I really thought I'd hate it. I was surprised to actually like this book. I won't say that I "loved" it, but it's a cute YA book and I'm definitely looking forward to reading the next books. Although, to be honest, the thought of hugging or being kissed by someone as "cold as marble" doesn't appeal to me. Kinda makes me look for my blankie. ;)    Nah, cute series. Pretty well lived up to all the hype.
review by . November 06, 2008
I resisted reading this book for some time. I'm always suspicious of sudden best-sellers that have really awful critical reviews as well as word-of-mouth reviews.    That being said, I'm still a sucker for a good story. So I gave it a go.    The first half to two-thirds of this book appealed to me in a strong way. I grew up in the Seattle area, I had the ultimate first-love and subsequent heartbreak at 17. I understood Bella.    On this …
review by . November 03, 2008
Vampires and high school horrors aside, this little sizzler is quite a love story. The overcast peninsula housing little town of Forks holds a treasure or more likely a deadly secret. The secret is a coven of vampires that isn't as keen on satiating their hunger as they are in satiating their loneliness, especially the youngest and loneliest vampire; Edward. With their youth preserved they surrender their daily hours to schoolwork but their thoughts and nights are not filled with studying, that's …
review by . October 25, 2008
I can't believe how much I loved this book! It is one of the most romantic books that I have ever read without being overly sexualized. Also very cool twist on the standard vampire mythology. Can't wait to devour the rest of the saga    Also, did anyone else pick up on the numerous similarities between the Roswell High books (and subsequent TV show "Roswell")? Max and Liz are almost exactly like Edward and Bella.
review by . August 12, 2008
The hype roped me in. I always believe there is some magic behind hype so I finally went out and bought Twilight. I loved the Harry Potter books and their addicting nature, I heard the same about this series and it did not disappoint. It's a love story between a teen human girl, and a vampire, that appears to be a teen as well. The only aspect of this book I was hesitant about was the vampire element, but the end of the book I was actually wishing there had been more vampire elements. Maybe we will …
review by . August 02, 2008
I don't know why I was hooked from page one, but I was. I'm still not sure what keeps me reading, as it isn't my normal choice of reading and it has several flaws. But something about it really hooks you. It's an easy enough read, even for 300+ pages. I read this in less than two days, as I did the rest of the series, and plan to read the 4th as soon as it arrives!    My number one pet peeve is the main character, Bella. She is a huge Mary Sue, and for those unaware of the term, …
review by . July 01, 2008
I picked this one up because I liked the cover. Ha ha. Loved this book, the characters actually act real. They are a bit frustrating at times, but just as if they were your friends and you wanted to strangle them sometimes. Get it, you won't be disappointed.
review by . October 21, 2007
When Bella made the decision to move in with her father Charlie---to Forks, Washington from Phoenix, Arizona-----she was prepared for dull, boring, small town life. She was ready for rain, drizzle and perpetual green--a far cry from the continuous sun of Phoenix. What she was not ready for was what she actually encountered; a extraordinarily gorgeous group of young people at her high school who also happened to be something even more extraordinary....vampires. When the handsome, young, Edward Cullen …
review by . October 13, 2007
Is it possible for a book about vampires to avoid the monstrous nature of Stephen King's creatures, the self-absorbed boredom of Anne Rice's Lestat, the innate pessimism of Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake, and even the ancient menace of Bram Stoker's classic Dracula? Can such a story, in the end, even leave you with a good feeling about its characters and about the themes behind the story? Stephenie Meyer proves that it can be done, and she begins the story in 'Twilight', one of the most original …
review by . July 22, 2006
If you know something or someone is bad for you, why do you stay? This is a question Bella must ask herself continually as she finds that she is drawn to Edward Cullen, the mysterious, incredibly good-looking boy who sits next to her in biology. At times he seems to almost loathe her and at times it's as though he is going out of his way to take care of her. A normal girl might just write him off as too much trouble, but Bella can't. There is something about Edward that draws her in, and Edward …
review by . November 10, 2005
I agree with the other reviewers: This book is not only for young adults. It's one of those cross-over books, like Harry Potter, that's geared for adults too. I'm a grandma and I loved it.    This book is extremely well-written with excellent pacing, great dialogue and description. My heart went out to the beautiful young heroine who falls in love with a sweet vampire teen. Luckily for her, his band of friends are all "nice" vampires and surround her with loving protection when …
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